There’s nothing like the feeling of having clear vision. But if you rely on visual aids like glasses and contact lenses, it may feel like your vision isn’t as clear as it could be.
For qualified candidates, procedures like LASIK can give you crisper, sharper vision and help you achieve your dreams of visual freedom. But does it mean clearer vision? Keep reading to discover if your vision is clearer after LASIK and if this vision correction procedure is worth considering!
What is LASIK?
LASIK is a popular vision correction procedure that corrects refractive errors. If you wear glasses and contact lenses, you’re one of the millions with one of these refractive errors.
What is a refractive error? Refractive errors include nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
These occur when your cornea is an irregular shape, resulting in your vision being blurry or unstable at certain ranges. But with procedures like LASIK, you can look forward to better vision.
LASIK works because it uses state-of-the-art laser technology. But it’s not just one laser.
LASIK uses a femtosecond laser and an excimer laser to reshape your cornea, correcting refractive errors. It should be no surprise that over 40 million LASIK procedures have been performed since it received FDA approval.
After all, LASIK is the most popular elective procedure. If you’re a good candidate for the procedure, it can improve your life and your vision.
How Does LASIK Work?
Your Clear Advantage Vision Correction LASIK surgeon will begin by putting numbing eye drops in your eyes. These eye drops ensure you won’t feel any pain during the procedure.
Contrary to what you may have heard about LASIK, it is not a painful procedure! After the numbing eye drops have a chance to spread over the surface of your eye, the procedure can begin.
Your LASIK surgeon will begin by placing a gentle suction device on your eye to hold it steady. Then, your LASIK surgeon will use a femtosecond laser to create a small flap in your cornea.
Creating a flap in the cornea provides access to the middle inner tissues. They will then use an excimer laser controlled by a computer to make cool laser pulses and reshape your cornea.
Reshaping the cornea will improve your vision and correct any existing refractive errors. After removing any necessary tissue from the cornea and reshaping the cornea, your LASIK surgeon will lay the flap back down.
The flap will adhere in place, acting as a natural bandage. There is no need for sutures or stitches, ensuring a smooth and quick recovery.
What Does LASIK Do to Your Vision?
Reshaping your cornea bends light rays to focus them directly onto your retina. Doing this helps your vision be more precise and sharper than with glasses and contact lenses.
One of the things that makes LASIK such an impressive procedure is that it corrects your vision beyond your original prescription. Patients often notice things look sharper, more precise, and more defined than was possible when they depended on visual aids.
Most LASIK patients notice almost immediate visual improvement. Complete healing and recovery take several months after the procedure.
Do You Have Better Vision After LASIK?
Most patients end up with 20/20 vision or better after LASIK. Although there is no guarantee when you have LASIK, it’s an excellent way to achieve the visual freedom you’ve always wanted.
Is Your Vision Clearer?
LASIK can clarify and sharpen your vision. Glasses and contacts can only correct defocused light rays as they enter your eye.
They cannot give you the crisp, clear vision possible when the cornea’s focusing power is recalibrated to work correctly. After having LASIK, patients often say they can see details like individual leaves on trees far away for the first time in years!
Colors may appear more vivid, too. You may even see a visual clarity you forgot was possible, even if you’re extremely nearsighted or farsighted. As long as your prescription falls under LASIK’s treatment limits, there’s an excellent chance you may qualify for this life-changing vision correction procedure.
Does LASIK Permanently Change Your Vision?
Reshaping your cornea is permanent, meaning LASIK is a permanent procedure. However, it’s essential to note that even if you get LASIK, it cannot prevent age-related eye conditions.
These include presbyopia and cataracts. Your vision will continue to change even after having LASIK. However, getting LASIK in your twenties or thirties means you could look forward to decades of crisper, sharper vision.
Having clear vision for most of your adult life makes LASIK worth it and then some to most patients. Getting LASIK is also an excellent way to save money while investing in your vision.
When you no longer have to spend money on visual aids, you can spend more on the things you want, like traveling, dining out, or other things that may have felt out of reach. Even if it feels like LASIK may not fit your budget, don’t forget that Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center offers our patients financing options. There’s no reason why cost should stand in the way of your dreams of visual freedom!
Are you ready to take the next steps? Step 1 is finding out if you’re a good candidate for LASIK by scheduling your LASIK consultation at Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center in Portsmouth, NH! What do you have to lose except your dependence on visual aids?